Aaron Finch left stunned after being axed from Fox Cricket’s Probable XI for 2023 ODI World Cup

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The world of sports has been severely affected by the spread of deadly Covid-19, as many events have been cancelled or postponed. Cricket is not different, as almost all bilateral series and tournaments have been delayed.


However, cricket websites, official channels, and Twitter accounts are making sure that they won’t lose their viewers and coming up regularly with different content. They are organizing different online polls to engage fans and followers of this game.

In a similar process, Fox Cricket has predicted their eleven for the 2023 ODI World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India. Not long ago, they also came up with Australia’s Probable XI for the Ashes.


Fox Cricket’s official Twitter handle, on Friday, shared the probable XI for the upcoming ODI world cup; however, in a surprising note, they didn’t include current Australian limited-overs captain and destructive opener, Aaron Finch, in their teamI. For the skipper, Fox Cricket chose batting genius, Steve Smith.

The website picked swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe in place of Finch to open the innings with David Warner.

Fox Cricket also gave a reason behind the omission of Finch. It said,” While we’re saying 36 won’t be too old for Warner, we’re predicting that he’s the exception. That means Aaron Finch – who chose the same age – doesn’t make our XI. In his place comes talented youngster Josh Philippe whose future looks awfully bright.”


Now, Finch has reacted to the probable XI. He didn’t say anything though, just used ‘surprised’ emojis to give his opinion on the team.

For the number three position, Fox has selected talented Marnus Labuschagne, followed by Smith. Alex Carey will keep the wickets, while Cameron Green has been added in the XI along with the power-striker Glenn Maxwell.

Among bowlers, Fox has chosen two pacers and as many spinners. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will handle the pace department while Adama Zampa and Ashton Agar will be the spinners.


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